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A Conversation about Faat Kiné by Ousmane Sembene

General Programming

dateMarch 25, 2021 timeThursday, 1:00pm EDT locationVirtual Event
  • The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • Maison Francaise
  • Free and open to the public
  • Registration required. See details.
Film poster for Faat Kine

In this conversation about Faat Kiné, a 2001 film directed by Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, we will be joined by Mariama Baldé, a Senegalese actress who plays a role in this film, and who previously studied the films of Ousmane Sembene, and by Columbia Professors Souleymane Bachir Diagne and Mamadou Diouf.

The Columbia Maison Française is presenting Faat Kiné online from March 21 to March 28. For more information about the film, and to RSVP for an online viewing, click here.

Souleymane Bachir Diagne is Professor of French and Philosophy at Columbia University. Mamadou Diouf is a Professor of History at Columbia University. Both are originally from Senegal, and familiar with the works of Ousmane Sembene, whose films often provide a window on life in contemporary Senegal. Faat Kiné is "another chapter in the writer-director’s laser-sharp commentary of post-independence in Senegal." A full review of the film and discussion of Sembene's oeuvre can be read here.